Tuesday 13th September

A lovely evening on the Gareloch, especially after Sunday when it was too windy to race.

On the water Race Officer Peter Proctor chose a course up and down the Shandon shore.   It suited the direction of wind and kept us out of the way of a submarine which was returning to Faslane.

Zoe got the best start at the outer end of the line.  Hermes and Catriona close behind.   Zoe was comfortably in control of the first windward leg but took an injudicious tack into the shore where tide was less favourable and wind lighter.   Catriona and Hermes profited.  Thalia, perhaps suffering from growth below the waterline, was not on the pace.

Later, Hermes made a wide rounding of the leeward mark and allowed Zoe past.

1 Catriona, 2 Zoe, 3 Hermes, 4 Ceres, 5 Thalia